Bitcoin and Cypherpunk History

Bitcoin鈥檚 origin story is as mysterious as it is fascinating. Invented by a pseudonymous creator and growing organically as dark market money in its early days, Bitcoin鈥檚 history is rich with eccentric characters and entrepreneurs. The following books highlight some of these characters while shining some light on Bitcoin鈥檚 early days.

I highly recommend The Book Satoshi, which collects all known writings of Bitcoin鈥檚 creator and American Kingpin, which is a gripping retelling of Bitcoin鈥檚 early days and its application on The Silk Road marketplace. The Blocksize Wars is required reading as well, at least for anyone who wants to understand Bitcoin鈥檚 civil war and the nature of the politics involved in this global consensus system.


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